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November 2021

A Look Ahead, Communications in 2022

November 18, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

If there is one thing we have learned, it is that we can’t predict the future! But what we can do is anticipate outcomes, ask questions, collaborate with others and share dialogue. Join IABC Chicago Sponsors Steve & Cindy Crescenzo of Crescenzo Communications for an open discussion as we look ahead to the future of communications.  Bring your questions so we can discuss what content can be created to drive engagement, reinforce the corporate culture, and connect employees to each…

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December 2021

Career & Life During the Pandemic: Leadership Skills of Challenging Times

December 2, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Complimentary webinar for IABC members and guests Dr. Alyssa Westring, a researcher/educator/coach/professor and working parent, provides evidence-based, practical guidance on how to gain a greater sense of purpose, control, and connection as you strive to meet the demands of remote and hybrid work and life during these turbulent times. In an engaging and interactive one-hour session, you will learn how to clarify the values that guide you through difficult times; engage with the people who matter most in fresh, meaningful…

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Professional Communication Academic Spotlight

December 8, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join Doctor Matt Ragas in conversation with a representative from the Graduate Admissions office, as they discuss the benefits of study in the Professional Communication Master's program at DePaul University and where their degree can take them after graduation. Attendees will learn details on program components; hear the ins-and-outs of the application process and have the opportunity to engage lively in a Q&A format with program representatives while learning about this new, online, accelerated graduate program in DePaul University's College…

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February 2022

IABC/Chicago Morning Coffee Club Sessions

February 3 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am

Join IABC/Chicago for our morning Coffee Club sessions. Grab your morning java, tea or hot chocolate and join us February 3rd. We will use this one-hour to chat about current Hot Topics impacting our field. We will start with a trending topic, and open it up for conversation to learn from each other, ask questions, and gain guidance. Topics will change each time – watch for upcoming sessions in February, April, and June. Sometimes it’s not just about who we…

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April 2022

Elevating Internal Communications in the New World of Work – Panel Event (sponsored by Simpplr)

April 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Soho House Chicago, 113-125 N Green St
Chicago, IL 60607 United States
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We're excited for the return of in-person events! Join IABC Chicago and Simpplr on April 28 for "Elevating Internal Communications in the New World of Work." Bekie Hogsed, Community Manager at Envestnet, Inc; Michelle Press, Senior VP at KemperLesnik; and Astrid Greve-Spencer, Global Director, Corporate Affairs & Communications at Wolters Kluwer Enablon, will serve as panelists for a discussion about strategies, trends and best practices in adapting to the new world of work. Space is limited; register today! When: 5:30-7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 28…

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May 2022

Business Writing Basics and Brush-Ups – May 19, 2022, 12-1pm

May 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Improve your writing! IABC Chicago has partnered with Jill O'Mahony Stewart, adjunct faculty at DePaul University, to bring you this business writing session. This webinar looks at common pitfalls even otherwise-good writers produce.  Using a combination of exercises, reminders, and refreshers, as well as some new tips and techniques, Jill Stewart takes an organic look at what makes writing “good” and how everyone can sharpen their own writing game. From getting started – aka writer’s block – to exploring “what’s-in-it-for-me,”…

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Coffee Club: Content Creation – May 26, 2022, 7:30am-8:30am

May 26 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am

Grab your morning java or tea and join our morning chat, hosted by IABC Chicago President, Sara Burcheri, to discuss this month's hot topic, Content Creation. Come ready for an open conversation to learn from each other, ask questions, and gain guidance. Sometimes it's not just who you learn from, it's who you learn with! Exclusive to IABC Chicago members.

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August 2022

Using Improv to Build Your Communication Culture! – September 21 Luncheon

August 8 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Using Improv to Build Your Communication Culture! Wed., Sept 21, 2022, 11:30am – 1pm Maggiano’s Naperville Register Today! Click Now Join IABC/Chicago as we return to in-person luncheons! "Yes, and" is perhaps one of the most practical and direct applications of improv in the workplace. It's also commonly misunderstood. Many people think "yes, and" means you have to agree with everything and there's absolutely no room for conflict. Incorrect! "Yes, and" is a powerful leadership tool because it allows for…

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Tues., Aug. 9, 12:30 p.m. CT – Smart Brevity: How to make leader messages sharp, clear and unmissable

August 9 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

The premium on smart, clear communication — especially at a leader level — has never been higher. Over 120 emails will hit a staff or stakeholder’s inbox today, making it harder for them to find or stay focused on what really matters. Layer on shrinking attention spans and the compounding clutter that meetings, messages and inefficient communication add, and it gets tougher for any team to stay aligned, engaged and productive. Smart Brevity® will help you break through. This modern communication style, built…

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September 2022

Fall Calendar Now Available!

September 21 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Mark your calendars now and join us for great opportunities to connect both in person and virtually throughout fall 2022.

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